Box 3, Folder 12, Document 30

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Box 3, Folder 12, Document 30

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5 / 15/ 68
Memorandum on Reorganization of EOA Board
Modification of the selection process for repre s entation on the Board of Directors
of Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc. is required by 1967 amendments to the Economic
Opportunity Act, to be effective by July 1, 1968.
The following composition of the Board would be consistent with the new requirement s
and the chartel," and by-law s of EOA:
Total number of seats will be 39.
(Present number is 33.)
Number of seats for representatives of the poor will be 14. (No change.)
One representative is elected by the poor in each of the fourteen
Neighborhood Service Areas into which Atlanta and Fulton, Gwinnet,
and Rockdale Counties are divided.
Number of seats for chief elected officials or their repre s entative s w ill be 14 .
(Present number is 19.)
Representatives will be selected by elected officials or public agencies
as follows:
Atlanta Mayor and Board of Aldermen
F ulton County Commiss ioner s of Road s and Revenues
Gwinnett County Commiss ioner s of Roads a nd Revenue s
Rockdale County Commiss ioner of Roa d s a n d Revenue s
A tla nta Board of Education
Geo r gia Commiss ioner of Labor
Atlanta Region al M e t r opolitan Plannin g Commiss ion
A tla nta Community Re l a tions Cou nc il
Numbe r of s eats for major private o r g a nizations or int e r e s t groups will be 11.
(No ne n ow s elect ed dir e ctly. )
One re p r e s e ntat i v e w i ll b e se l ect e d by eac h of the fo llowing gr oups :
( B u siness )
(Commu n ity Servic es )
(Health )
(Planning )
(Social Service)
(Gwinnett Services)
(Rockdale Services)
A tlanta C hamber of Commerce
A tla nta F e deral Execut ive Boa rd
Atlanta University Center Corporation
Nat i onal Alliance of Businessmen , Atlanta
Atlanta Health Planning Counc il
Atlanta Labor Council
Community Council of the Atlanta Area, Inc.
Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc.
Metropolitan Atlanta Community Services, Inc.
(Determined through County Commissioners)
(Determined through County Commissioner)
Representatives will be selected to serve July 1 through December 31, 1968,
with reappointment or replacement as of January 1, 1969, for a full one-year

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